Tom Thomas and Steve Brady to Lead a Financial Due Diligence Presentation at MBBI’s March 19th Meeting

FGMK is pleased to announce that Tom Thomas and Steve Brady will be leading a panel discussion focused on examining the current evolution of the M&A transaction process, the emergence of sell-side due diligence and its benefits to sellers and deal makers. Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (“MBBI”) will be hosting the discussion at noon on March 19th at the University Club.

Tom stated “It is an honor to be moderating this panel discussion for the guests and members of MBBI. The current trend toward sell-side due diligence is changing the deal process by giving the sell-side intermediaries more control over the transactions and reducing deal killing discoveries during buyer’s due diligence. Steve Brady and other panelists will detail the benefits of this trend and how it is increasing the certainty of closing deals. Intermediaries should be discussing the benefits of sell-side due diligence with their clients as a useful tool to enhance the deal process.  Our expert panelists will provide the knowledge you need to utilize this methodology to increase your likelihood of successful deals in 2015.

Please visit MBBI’s website ( for further details and registration information regarding this and other upcoming events.

MBBI LogoMBBI is a not-for-profit association focused on offering educational meetings, conferences and events to assist members in achieving and maintaining the highest levels of professional standards and qualifications within the M&A community. MBBI is comprised of business brokers, M&A intermediaries, investment bankers, attorneys, accountants, bankers, SBA lenders, valuation service providers, individual buyers, private equity groups, wealth managers and corporate buyers who collaborate to create the most valuable experience for respective clients. MBBI’s members believe the united effort of educated professionals insures the highest standards, ethics and efficiency when buying, funding, and selling small and medium-sized businesses.

About Tom Thomas

Tom focuses on all aspects of corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, public and private securities offerings and joint ventures. He leads M&A transaction assignments providing comprehensive advisory services for private equity, corporate and entrepreneur acquirers. His responsibilities include advising clients on contract negotiations, financial structuring, transaction valuation, financial projections and financial due diligence. Full Profile

About Steve Brady

Steve is a partner in FGMK’s Transaction Advisory Services practice. He has over 30 years of experience, and is dedicated to advising clients to realize value from middle-market transactions across multiple sectors. Steve’s expertise is buy-side and sell-side due diligence, merger integration and other advisory services for mergers & acquisitions, debt offerings, carve-outs and other transactions. Full Profile

Steve has led a wide variety of cross-border and domestic projects for private equity firms and their portfolio companies, family offices, strategic acquirers including closely-held middle-market companies and global organizations, investment banks, mezzanine lenders and financial institutions.


About FGMK
Established in 1969, FGMK is a Chicago-based assurance, tax and advisory firm. With approximately 400 professionals, including 50 partners, FGMK is the ninth largest accounting firm in Chicago. Our clients include privately held businesses, global public companies, private equity firms and entrepreneurs. Our value proposition is to offer clients, a hands-on operating model, with our most senior professionals deeply involved in client service delivery.


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